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Court Orders Remand of 9 OAU Students For Allegedly Beating Final Year Student To Death


Court Orders Remand of 9 OAU Students For Allegedly Beating Final Year Student To Death

A magistrate court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun State has ordered the remand of nine students of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, in Correctional over alleged murder of a final year student of Okoli Ahize.

The deceased was accused of stealing a mobile phone in Awolowo hall of residence on campus.

According to Daily Gist, the Police prosecutor, Asp Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on April 10 around 8:00 pm at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

He gave the names of the suspects as Badiora Timilehin, 22; Adegoke Francis, 23; Atilade Adeniyi, 22; Adeyeni Ajibola, 22; Olayiwola Adewumi, 21; Adisa Olamilekan, 24; Igbinyemi Amos, 22; Osode Joshua, 23 and Philip Kayode, 24.

The prosecutor said the defendants conspired among themselves to commit the offence which contravened Sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

He told the court that the defendants and others now at large unlawfully beat one Okoli Ahize to death with sticks, stones, and iron rods.

The plea of the defendants were not taken on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder, though Messrs Olamide Oladunni and A.R. Abdullateef announced their appearances for the suspects.

The Magistrate, Kike Adebayo, asked the prosecutor to duplicate their case files to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The case was adjourned until June 9, for mention

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